How to Cook Teff

Teff is one of the smallest and most nutrient packed grains in the world. It is high in calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and all the B-vitamins (except B12). Teff is also high in protein, containing all 8 amino acids essential for human growth and development. Teff is relatively inexpensive and snap to make. For this recipe we will need one cup of teff, a pot, and some water. It will serve 2-3 people.
Total Preparation and/or Cooking Time:
Step 1:
Get a cup of teff.
Step 2:
Add the teff to a medium large pot and add 3 cups of water. Give the teff a stir to make sure it is clean. Set the pot to high heat till it reaches a boil.
Step 3:
Once the teff is boiling turn the heat down to low and cover the pot with a lid. Allow the teff to cook for 15-20 minutes.
Step 4:
After 15-20 minutes the teff should be cooked. There might still be some water sitting on the top of the teff. This is OK. Stir the teff, turn off the heat, replace the lid, and allow the teff to sit for at least 10 minutes.
Step 5:
After the teff has rested all the water should be absorbed and your teff is done. Teff has a sticky texture with a nutty flavor, and can be enjoyed beside steamed greens or with a stew.
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